Universal Basic Income

On wages, universal and unconditional basic income and Buen Vivir: there is much to think about and do!

In a capitalist society, wage controversy is a difficult obstacle to overcome. And in a capitalist society like Brazil’s, this controversy easily becomes even more complex. Wage differentials often appear as an expression of inequalities, concealing their economic nature. Thus,…

Universal Basic Income, video with Juana Pérez

In the context of the first international virtual meeting of our agency Pressenza this year, Spanish journalist Juana Pérez commented on the issue that we have given editorial priority to in all nine languages we work with, Universal Basic Income.…

Sergi Raventós: In the face of poverty and begging, it is necessary to go a step further and propose a basic income

“…Basic income is not the solution to all the problems that this society has… but it can put an end to poverty from an economic point of view, and it can help people to have more freedom to plan their…

Sergi Raventós: “If we don’t implement a basic income soon, our societies will collapse”.

We talk to Sergi Raventós about the tasks he will have to carry out as head of the office of the Pilot Plan for the Basic Income of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the first experiment of a basic income that…

Why is a Basic Income necessary?

The situation of precariousness and inequality that emerges from the latest social statistics is reaching levels that are difficult to assume, and the pandemic has contributed to its aggravation. Given the manifest ineffectiveness of the benefits that should provide a…

Youth wants to be the present, not the future

The “natural” belief It is socially accepted the idea or belief (as you like) that youth is the future. In principle it even seems to have a certain logic: it is common to think that, if everything goes in a…

Naturalisms, wealth status and basic income

Towards the end of the 18th century, the economist Thomas Malthus published a study linking demographic dynamics and the dynamics of food production. This thesis, later known as the “Malthusian catastrophe”, foresaw a situation of global pauperisation by the year…

The best social policy is Universal Basic Income

Do we want to solve the problem of poverty? Do we want to solve the problem of exclusion? Do we really want to establish a time of equal opportunities for all? Do we want to move towards the humanisation of…

French pharmacy student the first winner of basic income raffle

On June 16, 2021, the first one-year basic income of 800 euros by the UBI4ALL initiative was raffled. The live online event was attended by 6,100 viewers from almost all European countries, such as Greece, Malta, Finland, the United Kingdom,…

A Guaranteed Income Can Increase Workers’ Bargaining Power

Basic income schemes are no silver bullet to make up for the loss of well-paid union jobs. But they can allow workers say no to the most thankless, low-wage work — and provide a platform from which to rebuild our…

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